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Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents ‘An Evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues’
January 25, 2019
A FREE night of music, dance, poetry, and black culture to celebrate Black History Month: ... read more »
An Intimate Conversation With Grammy-Award Winner Thelma Houston
January 17, 2019
She was a little girl born and raised in Mississippi, who eventually went on to become a Grammy Award-winning musician. Thelma Houston, best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” will perform at the Clive Davis Theater on Jan. 17 in Downtown Los Angeles.    ... read more »
27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
Tyler Perry Set to Host “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul”
December 28, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month. The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — “Aretha! ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2018
December 27, 2018
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women who shaped the world with their love, talents and time. ... read more / view gallery »
Ailey Troupe Marks 60 Years by Looking Back at its Founder
December 27, 2018
It was March 1958 when an African American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers and presented a one-night show of his own works. ... read more »
Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Gives Soulful Tribute to Aretha Franklin
September 20, 2018
The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation’s (GMHMF) 10th Evolution of Gospel presented an exhilarating, spirit-filled tribute to the life and legacy of the late great Aretha Franklin on a stage where she once performed; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The evening featured soul-stirring musical performances from some of gospel’s leading artists and a litany of powerful narratives that paid homage to her expansive body of music and contribution to the civil rights movement.  ... read more »
Hammer Museum: Bruce Talamon & Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire
September 7, 2018
Photographer Bruce Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, he found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene, photographing icons such as James Brown, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Rick James, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Barry White, and Donna Summer. He is joined by one of his favorite subjects, bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire. ... read more »
Calls for Respect for Black America at Franklin Funeral
September 5, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, ... read more »
Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Dr. Chavis Shares Queen of Soul Homegoing Program Cover
August 31, 2018
The Queen of Soul’s homegoing program cover is being shared by NNPA President and CEO who is sitting with the Franklin Family today at Aretha’s extraordinary sendoff. ... read more »
WATCH: Mourners Begin to Say GoodBye to Aretha Franklin
August 28, 2018
  DETROIT — The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, ... read more »
WATCH: Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson set to Speak at Aretha Franklin Funeral with Pink Cadillacs Included, Plus Stevie Wonder Shares Thoughts of Aretha Franklin
August 24, 2018
Details of speakers and performers released for Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Watch LIVE stream on Los Angeles Sentinel Facebook Page. Stevie Wonder discusses his last thoughts and words with the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
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